221 Edgewater Avenue Edgewater Park, NJ 08010 Phone: 609-387-9847

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The Shipman Mansion is open for tours on the first weekend of the month during April - November from 11-3 on Saturday and Sundays.  For appointments at other times, please call 856-986-7969. 

The Shipman Mansion is located at 221 Edgewater Avenue in Edgewater Park, NJ.  

Upcoming Program Events

2018 Open House Dates:

 September 1 and 2; 11 am - 3 pm

 October 6 and 7; 11 am - 3 pm

 November 3 and 4; 11 am - 3 pm



September 26 - Ed Leaf - Ship Models

Your opportunity has finally arrived to meet La Couronne. She will make an appearance September 26 at 7 p.m. at the Shipman Mansion in Edgewater Park.

She will be escorted by Edwin B. Leaf, who created this exquisite model of the 17th Century French warship and who, on previous occasions, has enthralled guests at his lectures both with the craftsmanship in dozens of his ship models as well as the fascinating details about their “lives”.

Ed Leaf’s book, Ship Modeling from Scratch, is the authority on museum-quaity model ship building. La Couronne is one of more than 160 models he has created over his lifetime of work.

La Couronne was the flagship of the French navy from 1610 until 1675. She fought in 25 major battles and, as Ed says, “looks like something that Walt Disney would have thought of.” He says she is beautiful.

Leaf’s encyclopedic knowledge of the history and construction of the ships he has modeled, and the stories, often humorous, he can tell about each vessel, propel his talk into the realm of entertainment.

For this program, Leaf will present models of military and commercial ships spanning the years from La Couronne up to and including World War II

Leaf’s models are on display at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. He has been commissioned to create models for the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut. His book is in its 8th printing.

The Wednesday evening program is free to the public and will feature a dessert intermission. Tours of the Shipman Mansion, which is listed on the state and federal registers of historic places, will begin at 6 p.m. in the mansion, at 221 Edgewater Avenue.




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Photo Gallery > Delivering the White Pearl

“Delivering the White Pearl,” the story of a voyage down the East Coast, will be presented September 24, the latest in the series of ongoing free educational programs offered by the Shipman Mansion Foundation at the Red Dragon Canoe Club in Edgewater Park. David Appleton, a professional yacht delivery captain, will tell of the planning, preparation and actual delivery – one of scores he has accomplished – of the yacht Seapearl in a program starting at 7 p.m. at 221 Edgewater Avenue. Appleton acquired a US Coast Guard 100 ton Master license 23 years ago and has been a professional captain since, completing 30 southbound deliveries and another 25 northbound, assisting boat owners who want to avoid the seasonal “snowbird” migration of yacht owners moving their craft from the cold north to the warm south, and back. He has also served as a sailing instructor and skippered ocean training cruises between the East Coast and Bermuda through his delivery company, Appleton Marine Inc. He has accumulated 95,000 miles at sea during these ventures. The Shipman Mansion Foundation is a charitable non-profit corporation with a mission of restoring the historic Shipman Mansion, which is listed on the state and federal Registers of Historic Places. The Foundation’s programs are designed to educate the public about the history, culture and ecosystems of the Delaware River and its surroundings. Foundation programs are free to the public and include a dessert intermission. All are welcome.